Board and Staff Directory
2014-2015 Board of Directors, Pictured: (Front row, left to right) Ms. Pamela A. Hemmen; Dr. Maritza Morell; Dr. J. Leslie Winston; Dr. Reneida E. Reyes, President; Ms. Candy Ross; Dr. Linda Himmelberger; Ms. Michele Penrose; Dr. Rickland Asai. (Back row, left to right) Dr. Ronald Bushick; Dr. William R. Calnon; Dr. Edward J. Green; Dr. Gary Jeffers; Dr. Lewis C. Walker; Dr. Fotinos Panagakos; Gene Wurth, Executive Director; Dr. Roger L. Kiesling; Dr. Frank A. Maggio; Dr. Gary Yonemoto; Dr. Bernard McDermott; Dr. Terry L. Buckenheimer; Dr. Teri-Ross Icyda. Not pictured: Ms. Cindy Hearn.
ADA Foundation Board of Directors
The ADAF's Board of Directors includes members appointed from the research, education, business, public health and dental industry communities, in addition to four ADA Trustees.
Reneida Reyes, D.D.S., M.P.H., P.C.
Ronald Bushick, M.S., Ph.D., D.M.D.
Vice President of Scientific Research
Ms. Pam Hemmen, Patterson Companies, Inc.
Vice President of Finance
Lewis C. Walker, D.D.S., M.S.
Vice President of Development
Ms. Candy Ross, KaVo Kerr Group
Vice President of Grants
Members At Large
Rickland G. Asai, D.M.D.*
Terry L. Buckenheimer, D.M.D.*
William R. Calnon, D.D.S.
Edward J. Green, D.M.D.
Ms. Cynthia Hearn, CareCredit
Linda Himmelberger, D.M.D.
Teri-Ross Icyda, D.M.D.
Gary Jeffers, D.M.D., M.S.*
Roger L. Kiesling, D.D.S.
Frank A. Maggio, D.D.S.
Bernard McDermott, D.D.S.
Maritza Morell, D.M.D., M.P.H., M.S.
Fotinos S. Panagakos, D.M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A., Colgate-Palmolive Company
Ms. Michele Penrose, Henry Schein Dental
J. Leslie Winston, D.D.S., Ph.D., The Procter & Gamble Company
Gary S. Yonemoto, D.D.S.*
*ADA Board members
ADA Foundation Staff – Chicago, IL
211 E. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
Gene Wurth, J.D.
Cynthia Fronczak, C.P.A.
Chief Financial Officer
Ms. Cristina Garcia
Grants Program Coordinator
Ms. Cathy Haibach
Senior Manager, Grants
Walter Rabianski, C.P.A.
Manager of Accounting and Reporting
Ms. Shirley Watson
Manager, Administrative Services
Ms. Yoshie Whan
Senior Manager, Planning and Development
Dr. Anthony Volpe Research Center – Gaithersburg, MD
Dr. Anthony Volpe Research Center
100 Bureau Drive, Mailstop 8546
NIST, Building 224, Room A153
Gaithersburg, MD 20899
Dr. Gary E. Schumacher
Director of Administration/Chief, Clinical Research
Clinical trials, adhesive research, administers secretariat of ISO/TC 106/SC 8
Dr. Drago Skrtic
Director of Research/Senior Project Leader
Dental materials, remineralizing composites research
Dr. Diane Bienek
Dental immunochemistry, cell biology, point of care diagnostics
Dr. Andrés M. González Bonet
Polymer chemistry, dental materials, nanomedicine, targeted drug delivery
Dr. Rafael L. Bowen
Improved preventive and restorative dental materials
Dr. Laurence C. Chow
Scientist Emeritus, Dental Chemistry Group
Calcium phosphate chemistry, bone cements, demineralization/remineralization
Ms. Christine S. Dillon
Manager, Administrative Services
Finance operations, patent & licensing management, security and onsite logistics, general support
Ms. Gretchen E. Duppins
Editorial and Administrative Services Coordinator
Manuscripts and publications, benefits, research fellowships, general support
Mr. Stanislav A. Frukhtbeyn
Research Assistant II
Calcium phosphate cement and topical fluoridation research
Mr. Anthony A. Giuseppetti
Scanning electron microscopy, materials research
Ms. Kathleen M. Hoffman
Research Assistant III
Remineralization composites, adhesives research
Dr. George Huyang
Dental materials, instrumental analysis, polymer chemistry
Dr. Gili Kaufman
Molecular and microbiological tissue repair
Dr. Jeffrey Kim
Project Leader, Clinical Research
Cancer epigenetics, diagnostics for early detection of caries and periodontal disease, dental tissue regeneration
Dr. Jirun Sun
Nanotechnology, dental materials, polymer chemistry, tissue engineering
Dr. Shozo Takagi
Calcium phosphate cement, topical fluoridation
Dr. Ming S. Tung
Tooth remineralization, whitening, calcium phosphates
Dr. Wojtek Tutak
Junior Project Leader
Biomimetic and dental materials, multifunctional implants
Dr. Gerald L. Vogel
Scientist Emeritus, Caries Group
Fluoride, calcium and phosphate remineralization treatments, plaque chemistry